Makahiki ma Kapolei

Makahiki ma Kapolei is usually held on the first Saturday of February every year at Pu‘uokapolei. It’s a free and open event to the public. The event brings together the westside community in a cultural celebration of plenty and peace.  As done in earlier times, and likely on this very site of Pu‘uokapolei, the day is filled with song, dance, and games. Games include ulu maika (stone disk rolling), moa pāhe‘e (dart sliding), hukihuki (tug-of-war), kūkini (foot racing), ‘ō‘ō ‘ihe (spear throwing), and hāpai pōhaku (stone carrying).

The event is free and open to the public.

3:00-3:15 Opening Oli & Hula(bring your pū to sound at opening)
3:15-3:45 Participants sign waivers, practice, activities begin
3:45-5:45 Competition
5:45-6:30 Hawaiian Music by Ei Nei

age groups:
kamali‘i (ages 3-6)
‘ōpio (ages 7-11)
‘ōpio nui (ages 12-15)
mākua (age 16 – adult)
* 1st place winners of kūkini will receive a handmade kōnane board; prune mui for all other winners

Activities: pū ‘ohe making and lei Hala making

Prizes: prune mui for all; kōnane boards to 1st place winners of kūkini